It’s never too late to start paying attention to calcium, but Ferreira explains that the better the first. “The demand for calcium continues to increase in childhood and increases most during adolescence because your maximum bone mass, aka your bone mineralization needs and body functions are highest at that time.”
“Creating your ‘sister bank’ early in life with essential, essential nutrients like macrominal calcium is a literal investment in your muscular future and overall longevity,” he explains.
As you get older, daily calcium needs to be relatively constant for most of your life, but it is still high. “The recommended food allowance (RDA) for adults aged 19 to 50 is 1,000 mg per day, followed by 1,200 mg per day for women (starting at age 51) and all people aged 71 or over,” he notes.
Ferris shared this pragmatic intel to keep this level in perspective: “One serving of milk, one of the best sources of this mineral, provides about 300 milligrams of calcium; so depending on your age, you need three to four servings equivalent of calcium. He explains, “It takes a smart multi with honestly realistic thinking, everyday purpose and, in my opinion, organic available calcium to take this level.”
That being said, there is a limit to how much calcium your body needs each day. “The upper limit of calcium for adults aged 19 to 50 is 2,500 mg per day and for those aged 51 and over, it is 2,000 mg,” Hultin added. This, of course, can be transformed into a clinical setting for a unique nutrition approach under the supervision of a healthcare professional.